Category Archives: Catholic Prayers

Eighth day of the Christmas Novena

(Mention your intentions here) O Emmanuel, our King and our Law-giver, Longing of the Gentiles, yea, and salvation thereof, come to save us, O Lord our God! Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory be.

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Seventh day of the Christmas Novena

(mention your intentions here) O King of the Gentiles, yea, and desire thereof! O Corner-stone, that makest of two one, come to save man, whom Thou hast made out of the dust of the earth! Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and … Continue reading

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Sixth day of the Christmas Novena

(Mention your intentions here) O Dayspring, Brightness of the everlasting light, Son of justice, come to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death!  Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory be.

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Fifth day of the Christmas Novena

(mention your intentions here) O Key of David, and Sceptre of the house of Israel, that openeth and no man shutteth, and shutteth and no man openeth, come to liberate the prisoner from the prison, and them that sit in … Continue reading

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Fourth day of the Christmas Novena

(mention your intentions here) O Root of Jesse, which standest for an ensign of the people, at Whom the kings shall shut their mouths, Whom the Gentiles shall seek, come to deliver us, do not tarry.  Recite one Our Father, one Hail … Continue reading

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Third day of the Christmas Novena

(Mention your intentions here) O Adonai, and Ruler of the house of Israel, Who didst appear unto Moses in the burning bush, and gavest him the law in Sinai, come to redeem us with an outstretched arm!  Recite one Our Father, … Continue reading

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Christmas Novena

Apologies for the delayed posting of the first of the Christmas Novena prayers which officially started yesterday (16th – 24th December). For those who would like to follow them (better late than never!), we have included below the prayers for … Continue reading

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O Pure and Immaculate Virgin Mary

O pure and immaculate and likewise blessed Virgin, who art the sinless Mother of thy Son, the mighty Lord of the universe, thou who art inviolate and altogether holy, the hope of the hopeless and sinful, we sing thy praises. … Continue reading

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Steps towards a deeper prayer life

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The Rosary and the Holy Souls

The rosary is a very powerful prayer. In fact, St. Alphonsus Liguori stressed the best way to help the souls in Purgatory, after having Masses said for them, is to pray rosaries and join the Confraternity of the Rosary.  He … Continue reading

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How to deal with distraction in prayer

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Portiuncula reminder

The Portiuncula Plenary indulgence reminder comes from Rorate Caeli: On August 2, the “Portiuncula indulgence“: under the usual conditions, recite the Credo and the Pater in any Minor Basilica (33, § 2, c), Cathedral (33, § 3, e), or Parish Church (33, § 5, b). (Enchiridion Indulgentiarum, 4th edition, al. … Continue reading

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The Spirit and the Bride: Mary’s Role at Pentecost

By Dr Taylor Marshall from the Canterbury Tales blog While the Holy Apostles were generally ignorant of the Holy Ghost, the Immaculate Mary knew Him intimately. Mary had already experienced the descent of the Holy Ghost at her Immaculate Conception … Continue reading

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Pentecost Novena

Most of us need the occasional nudge to look up to heaven. So it was good to be reminded that with Pentecost round the corner, the time has come to follow Our Lady and the Apostles as they eagerly awaited … Continue reading

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Saint Simon Stock and the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

May 16 – Feast of Saint Simon Stock Saint Simon Stock was born to a very illustrious family in Kent County, England (c. 1165), of which his father was governor. His mother was devoted to the Virgin Mary, and Simon … Continue reading

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